Thursday, 18 August 2016

Take A Look At Gertie

Take a look at this Carte de Visite bought this week in a second hand shop for 50p. Take a look at this woman, photographed by the Wellingborough photographer Alfred Watts in 1904. Take a look at that pince-nez, held at a slightly jaunty angle to echo the slightly jaunty smile that plays on her lips. Take a look at the lace. Take a look at the face. Scribbled on the back of the photo is her name - Gertie. How could it be anything else? Take a look at Gertie.


  1. The pincer-nez glasses are a hoot, but she must have been very proud of them. Gertie now that is a strong name:)


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